“When observers analyze a new or existing product from Apple, they tend to focus on the design, operation and features. In some cases, the conclusion is that some competitor, X, has a better product,” John Martellaro writes for The Mac Observer. “That misses at least half the story of Apple’s secret product war.”
“Apple has the industrial and design capacity to create monster headaches for the competition. Classic examples of this are Apple’s security capabilities with the iPhone’s Touch ID, secure enclave, followed by Apple Pay and a larger display,” Martellaro writes. “Arguments have been presented that these developments have severely punished Samsung.”
“These features on a comparison chart don’t mean nearly as much as they do when it comes to manufacturing and instantiating the technology in a real world product that earns a handsome profit,” Martellaro writes. “This explains why, even though some observers try to make a case that some Apple product is insufficient in some respect, Apple continues to have phenomenal earnings reports.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
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